1 cup warm milk
10 g sachet instant yeast
1/2 cup castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
4 cups cake flour
1/3 cup softened butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar ( I used muscovado )
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/4 cups icing sugar
In a measuring cup, stir warm milk, yeast and 1 tablespoon of the castor sugar together to dissolve. Stir and proof 5 minutes. Into the bowl of a stand mixer, measure out 4 cups of flour, the remaining sugar and salt. Once yeast mixture looks bubbly pour into stand mixer with dry ingredients. Start to stir on low. Add in the egg and the oil. Scrape edges of bowl to stir flour in evenly. Knead 5 mins on low. If dough seems a bit sticky, stir in 2 tablespoons of flour at a time until it starts pulling away from the bowl. Dough should not be dry. Let dough rise covered in a warm place until double in size about 35 mins.
Sprinkle counter with flour and roll dough to about 18×24 rectangle. Spread softened butter over dough, being sure to go right to the edges leaving a 1-inch strip untouched on one of the longer sides of dough. Place brown sugar and cinnamon mixture onto the middle of the dough and spread with your hands, creating an even layer over top of the butter, still leaving that 1-inch strip of dough untouched. Lightly press the sugar mixture into the butter using a rolling pin. Roll the dough up like a Swiss roll finishing with the plain dough on the bottom to seal the entire thing together. Cut off any uneven ends to even out the roll. Slice your rolls into 1 1/2 inch rounds and place on prepared pan. Cover with tea towel and let rise again for 1 hour. They double up in size. Preheat oven to 180 C .Line a rimmed baking tray with parchment paper then spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 20 mins.
Icing : While the buns are baking, whip cream cheese and butter together. Stir in vanilla, and lemon juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Pour in powdered sugar and stir slowly until it starts to incorporate. Then mix on high for 5 minutes or until frosting starts to lighten in color. Scrape sides and mix again briefly. Once rolls have been removed from the oven, frost using half the amount made. Then after they have cooled a few more minutes, frost again with remaining frosting. The first frosting will melt down into the rolls and the second layer should stay firm.
Posted by: Gail Haselsteiner